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The Distinguished Citizen

A foreigner in his hometown
Argentina as seen by a cultured intellectual expat. A winner of the Nobel prize for literature, who has lived in Europe for decades, accepts an invitation from his native city in Argentina to receive an award.
After refusing big and prestigious awards all over the world, Mr. Mantovani, Literature Nobel Prize winner, accepts an invitation to visit his hometown in Argentina, which has been the inspiration for all of his books. It turns out that accepting this invitation is the worse idea of his life. Expect the unexpected when you have used real people as characters in your novels!
Original title
El ciudadano ilustre
English title
The Distinguished Citizen
Year
2016
Country
Language
ES
Subtitles
CZ
Running time
113 min
Genre
Age rating
12+

Festivals
National
Be2Can
International
Benátky

Now in TV

01. 12.
15:55
Film Europe

Awards

Venice IFF
Main competition
2016
The Academy of Cinematography Arts and Sciences of Argentina Awards
Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay
2016
Goya Awards
Best Iberoamerican Film
2017

Media reception

Variety
"An enjoyable, if thoroughly predictable story pitting worldly sophistication against rural stereotypes.“
Screen International
"Smart satire about how institutions and social groups perpetuate mediocrity in art, and life.“

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